After losing her beloved husband and her oldest son, Bhukani, a mother of seven, was heart-broken and devastated. To keep herself busy, Bhukani looked to the hundreds of children living in danger in her neighborhood. "These children need food," Bhukani says. "They need clothes, they need an older person who can come here and actually look after them."
Bhukani was inspired to start Ukukhula, an after-school program that offers exactly the kind of nurturing they so desperately need: a safe place, something to eat and loving support.
When we visited Bhukani, the new clothes and school supplies from the Angel Network had just arrived. Bhukani expected to help 100 children, but more and more began showing up every day. With the Angel Network's contribution, Bhukani will now be able to start a much-needed second program, and more than 500 children will get the care they so deserve.